On Friday, the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock market index closed at 4,000, down almost 10% from its post-recession high. That’s got Wall Street recalling the burst of the dot.com bubble. In March 2000, creator and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg was 15 years old. That same month the NASDAQ peaked at 5,132 points. And then the… Continue reading Pop Goes the Internet Sector?
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US Government Created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to Undermine Communist Government
I wish it were still April Fool’s Day and that this report was a sick prank, but sadly it’s not. In a covert operation to spark civil unrest, the U.S. government built a “Cuban Twitter,” or a communications network geared toward Cuban nationals, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The project lasted over two years and… Continue reading US Government Created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to Undermine Communist Government
Apple Is Most Improved in Green Internet Efforts, Amazon among the Worst [REPORT]
A new movement is taking green practices to the internet, with the biggest IT companies cleaning themselves up and using sustainable and energy efficient practices. Greenpeace conducted its annual report on the most and least green companies and found that this year Apple was the most improved company in terms of using and promoting green… Continue reading Apple Is Most Improved in Green Internet Efforts, Amazon among the Worst [REPORT]
Mark Zuckerberg Slashes His Salary to $1
As the one of the richest people in the world with an overall wealth of $27 billion, CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg only earned one dollar in annual salary in 2013. He joins a group of extremely wealthy, important people in the tech world who slashed their salaries to one dollar a year after becoming… Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg Slashes His Salary to $1
Delta and LinkedIn Team Up to Bring You ‘Innovation Class’ Seating
Delta and LinkedIn are taking corporate-social media business partnerships to a new level by bringing innovative people together in the sky. Delta’s new Innovation Class seating is a mentoring program where the brightest and busiest can meet while flying. The idea stemmed from the fact that several bright and successful businesspeople fly Delta Airlines. But… Continue reading Delta and LinkedIn Team Up to Bring You ‘Innovation Class’ Seating
Reward Your Employees in Style With These 5 Tips
A pat on the back and a firm handshake is the standard when it comes to showing your employees that you appreciate their hard work, but sometimes that’s just not enough. If you really want to reward your top performers so they keep up the good work, then you need to take your appreciation to… Continue reading Reward Your Employees in Style With These 5 Tips
Starbucks To Extend Its Taste for Liquor to New Locations
You must be 21 or over to buy some of the drink items on the evening menu at Starbucks. But until now the special menu that included alcohol was found in few locations. Starbucks has announced that it will now offer the evening menu in thousands of stores. Alcohol first came to Starbucks in Seattle… Continue reading Starbucks To Extend Its Taste for Liquor to New Locations
Saving UberX: Does Social Media Make an Impact?
The age of taxis is out and the time for ridesharing is now. Ridesharing, a new mechanism of getting from one place to another, has passengers using their phones to request cars from companies like Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar via these companies’ apps. It’s a great way for drivers to make some extra money, using… Continue reading Saving UberX: Does Social Media Make an Impact?